Mediation is key to avoiding the blame games that leads to futile and costly court battles

The Guardian today reports that lack of no-fault divorce in England and Wales is forcing separating couples into unnecessary and unsuccessful courtroom battles to establish who caused the breakdown, according to a report by the Nuffield Foundation.

In my experience as a mediator, this is very true but not just for couples divorcing but for a whole range of commercial and employment disputes, customer complaints and grievances – they are often settled by mediation or it that fails, by binding arbitration. Further more, the cost saving is enormous.

Nuffield Foundation says outdated law needs a no-fault divorce option
— Read on amp.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/apr/26/divorce-blame-game-leads-to-futile-court-battles-new-study-finds

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